Jan Colle Gallery, Jakob van Caeneghemstraat 16, 9000 Gent, Belgium
‘The Ideal Husband’, an exhibition of work by Egon Van Herreweghe and Thomas Min, is primarily shaped by its location. The characteristics of the venue are taken as a starting point for this show, which is a careful survey of notions related to virility, masculinity and manhood in modern times. Review by Josephine Van De Walle.
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Hiorns’ works are charged with a bodily materiality, bio-politics, time and collapse. An atomised jet engine is placed on the floor next to the video work ‘Benign’. A series of paintings in decaying latex depict sexual acts between men, surrounded by clusters of disembodied erections. Review by Cathy Wade.
Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
As her close-ups swing between moving hands and accessories, between the cooking and the subtle transformation of facial expressions, the artist leads the viewer into an extremely intimate territory. Bianca Baroni reviews a video installation by Rehana Zaman.
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
An oddly anthropomorphic sculpture, ‘Casters’, sets the tone for Lucy Raven’s first solo show in the UK, a diverse collection of works which identify and re-animate marginal spaces of cinematic imagery. Review by Henrietta Landells
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Having enticed one so successfully, the exhibition steadily introduces the key concepts behind Eric van Hove’s practice, all of which seem rooted in a fascination with the changing cultural contexts of commercial goods. Review by J.D.A. Winslow.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York
‘Take Me (I’m Yours),’ the star-studded group show currently on view at The Jewish Museum in New York, is the third iteration of an exhibition held at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 1995. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo.
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG
Stark beauty swills with reoccurring images of historical horrors in Akomfrah’s video installation. The work cuts between past and present in a manner that demands the two be examined together. Elizabeth Kane reviews
Silver End Village Hall, Silver End, Witham, CM8 3RQ
As an introduction to ESSEX Architecture Weekend, this panel discussion will explores the relationship between London and Essex, mapping out a collective cultural history between county and Capital. Click 'further reading +' for links to other talks from ESSEX Architecture Weekend.
Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG
Taking form as a web-series in twelve episodes, originally released weekly in soap-opera style, ‘Revisiting Genesis’ explores, amongst other things, the philosophical, socio-political, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal. Review by Mette Kjærgaard Præst
Primary, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham NG7 1NU
Pivotal to the exhibition, through physical dominance and content, are photographs supported by stage trussing. These are structures that would, as the exhibition title suggests, be at home within the context of large stadium gig. Review by Alice Gale-Feeny
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB
The galleries of Nottingham Contemporary are taken over by the relentless echoes of human civilization and the emotional turmoil of elephants - now the dominant species on Earth. Marguerite Humeau’s exhibition, ‘FOXP2’, comprises two immersive installations that exist in the blurred space where science ends and fiction begins. Review by Laura-Jade Vaughan.